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Welcome to Catasauqua ...

Catasauqua is located in Lehigh County<1>.


The location of Catasauqua has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>


While we don't have a date for the founding of Catasauqua, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1846.

When the people of Catasauqua refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Catasatuguan<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Catasauqua has a population of 6,602 people<4> (see below for details).

Catasauqua is 270 feet [82 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: Catasauqua lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Catasauqua: (610) and (484)<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Catasauqua had an population of 6,602 people. This is an increase of 2.58% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 0.21% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Catasauqua had a population of 6,436 people. This makes Catasauqua the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Catasauqua represents 0.05% of the population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 136th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 6,436 people, the population of Catasauqua decreased 2.31% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 6,588 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Catasauqua.

Communities near Catasauqua ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Catasauqua.

  • Easton
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Easton
    • Easton is located in Northampton County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,364 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Easton <7>
  • Phillipsburg
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Phillipsburg
    • Phillipsburg is located in Warren County (NJ)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,238 people
  • Emmaus
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
  • Quakertown
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
  • Wilson
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilson
    • Wilson is located in Northampton County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,784 people
  • Hellertown
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
  • Nazareth
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
  • Palmerton
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Palmerton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palmerton
    • Palmerton is located in Carbon County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,321 people
  • Lehighton
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest)
  • Bangor
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bangor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bangor
    • Bangor is located in Northampton County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,210 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bangor <7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Catasauqua. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Catasauqua.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Catasauqua. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Catasauqua.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Catasauqua. See our Newspapers Page for Catasauqua.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Catasauqua ...

Looking for more information about Catasauqua? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Catasauqua, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Catasauqua.

Adding Catasauqua to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Catasauqua in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Catasauqua was in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846).

We also found Catasauqua in the book titled Table of U.S. Post Offices in the United States (Jan. 1851).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Catasauqua.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Catasauqua. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Lehigh County: www.lehighcounty.org/

The official website for State of Pennsylvania: https://www.pa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Pennsylvania's counties, including Lehigh, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Catasauqua refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Catasauqua may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Catasauqua.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Catasauqua - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Area code (484) is an overlay for area code (610).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.









 

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